This week’s NME (May 6, 2008)


Proof that everything is connected – our new 12 Steps feature discovers what links Oxford alternative rockers Radiohead with All Saints, Franz Ferdinand and Pavement.


They’ve stopped pissing in their own mouths but does this spell the end of Black Lips as we know them – grimy, heinous and thrilling? NME’s Alex Miller has the answers in this week’s mag.


Julian and Noel from ‘The Mighty Boosh’ tell us about their plans to form a band and headline their very own festival this summer. But you’ll have to buy this week’s new-look issue to discover who Julian wants to have a guitar duel with.



Indie super-group Helsinki rock Victoria Park in this week’s Live section as The Love Music Hate Racism carnival comes to London.


We join Brighton’s brattiest, Blood Red Shoes, as they tour Europe supporting their debut album ‘Box Of Secrets’. Pic: Tom Oxley


Are Be Your Own Pet really the most dangerous band in America? There’s only one way to find out what we think….
Pic: James Quinton


Nu-folk pioneer Adem takes old songs and makes them new again. But is this as bad as it sounds? Check out our Albums section and see.
Pic: Tom Oxley



In case you haven’t heard already, Coldplay have got a new album coming out. We talk to them exclusively about why it’s better than X&Y, what we can expect in the future and Kwik Save.

Pic: Tom Oxley


Coldplay’s new album comes out in June, and with the artwork having been inspired by French Romanticism, what better theme for our exclusive photoshoot? Get all the images in this week’s issue.
Pic: Tom Oxley


This week’s NME is full of firsts. Coldplay star in the all-new-look mag and talk exclusively about their comeback. The first physical release of their new single â